Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beautiful necklace with a vintage feel

This lovely beaded necklace has a very vintage look and feel. It illustrates how a lovely hand painted porcelain cab can be utilized with seed beads and crystals to create a lovely necklace with a very dainty dressy look to it. This necklace would be a wonderful addition to a dressy outfit or a great way to dress up a simple casual one. You can see the close up of the cab in the necklace displayed in the center of the circle of the necklace. More cabs that would work well in a similar design can be found in my Bead Shop There are also cab sets that would be great for a complete set with earrings and necklace to match. This necklace was made by Chris Neit of Good Quill Hunting. using one of my hand painted cabs.
Below are some of the cabs that are currently available in my Bead Shop that would work well in a vintage style necklace. These feature transfers of actual vintage photos. Some have been colored just like the old colored sepia photos others are just the sepia color like the uncolored photos.

Friday, September 04, 2009

With the Best Bead Fall show fast approaching I thought I would give you all a little sneak peak of what I'm bringing to the show. Click the pic to see it better. Sorry for the link out I tried 3 times to upload the picture here but blogger was not cooperating.

This is a small vessel pendant. It is 1 1/6" long (27mm) by 5/8" wide (17mm)

The dragon decoration is completely built by slip trailing. For more information on this technique see this Slip Trailing tutorial. His neck and tail create the attach points for the necklace where they come away from the base vessel.

The underlying bead/vessel is white porcelain. The dragon is done with various colored porcelain slips. It was then finished with mother of pearl over the top of the glaze.

This will be available on my website if it does not sell at next week's show. Hope to see you at the show. If you want more information on the show visit the Website for the Show Here